National Geographic’s ‘Motorcycle Crash Tech’
“Motorcycle Crash Tech,” an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the new technologies being used to avoid motorcycle crashes and prevent injuries or even death when a racer or rider does go down, will premiere this Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 on the National Geographic Channel.
Produced by Cry Havoc Productions, an award-winning documentary film company specializing in Moto-related films, “Motorcycle Crash Tech” includes exclusive interviews with racer Neil Hodgson and the legendary Giacomo Agostini. The film captures stunning action photography of world-class test riders Vito Guareschi (Alpinestars, Nolan, and Ducati) and Umberto Rumiano (MV Agusta) in action during what are normally closed test sessions of new riding gear and bikes.
Brembo factory riders are also filmed testing the company’s newest brakes on twisting Italian mountain roads and performing incredible braking tests on Brembo’s private test track.
With rare access to the R & D facilities and research departments at Alpinestars, Brembo, Nolan, and MV Agusta, the film chronicles the very latest technologies being used in motorcycle riding gear, boots, helmets, brakes, and the bikes themselves to make racing and riding safer.
Besides Thursday’s premiere at 9 p.m., the film is currently scheduled to air on Friday, Sept. 18 at midnight and Thursday, Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. All times are EDT.